Portugal – Golden Visa

“There have been rough times during the history of the world, when the Portuguese have conquered a good half of it…”

Now Portugal has a real treasure that it offers to the World!

The Portuguese residence and citizenship by investment program

by The Passport

How to obtain EU residence & citizenship by investment

and why is the Portuguese Golden Visa your best bet

What is Golden Visa?

The term Golden Visa is widely used to describe the famous Portuguese residence program. By means of investing in Portugal, the Golden Visa applicant can obtain residence permit that will not only allow him to reside in Portugal, but to also move freely within the EU and the Schengen member states. This freedom of movement is basically the first “golden component” in the residence program.

Why is the Portuguese Golden Visa the best RCBI1 in the world?

1 RCBI stands for Residence and Citizenship by Investment and is widely used by the legal immigration professionals.

First of all, the Portuguese Golden Visa program is sustainable. It lacks any of the characteristics of “passport for sale” scheme and will therefore continue to exist. This guarantees to all participants that they will become eligible for Portuguese citizenship and passport, as per the program’s rules.

Secondly, the program allows the investor to obtain residence permit almost instantly. And the Portuguese residence permit is also a free-pass to all EU and Schengen member states. In other words, the Golden Visa opens the doors of 30+ countries at the very start of the procedures. Not a bad thing for a starter, we would say.

The Portuguese passport

The Portuguese citizenship is the second “golden component” of the Golden Visa program. The Portuguese passport is definitely one of the most powerful passports in the world. Obtaining one is the dream come true for many international free-spirited individuals. With Portuguese passport one can live anywhere in the EU and travel visa-free to huge number of countries worldwide.

Vasco da Gama

I am not the man I once was. I do not want to go back in time, to be the second son, the second man.

Vasco da Gama

Why choose us?

We believe to be better than virtually any other agent who may offer you assistance for the Golden Visa program. This may be a bold statement, but we know what’s “on offer” on the RCBI market.

Virtually everyone who offers assistance for the Golden Visa program has very little to do with Portugal. Agents from all over the world will offer you assistance in a country they know nothing about. What they do is they read other agents websites and use it for their own content (they do that with our texts too). And when one of those “foreign agents” spits out something really ridiculous about the program, within a week the “news” is on 90% of the websites offering Golden Visa services.

How we will save you money?

We will not save you money. We will save you a LOT OF MONEY! Did you know that in 95% of the cases, you will be paying 20% and more as hidden commission to your “agent” when you “invest” in Portuguese real estate? Did you know that some Golden Visa applicants have paid nearly double the for their properties? Why do you think virtually all agents will be actively recommending you investment in real estate.

Real estate is not a bad thing to pour your money in. But you don’t have to pay “tourist prices” for brick and mortar. With us, you will be investing wisely – not spending stupidly.

Cutting out the middleman

Working with “agents” who know nothing about Portugal is not only dangerous (as they don’t know our laws). It is also expensive, very expensive. When you become client of one of those “agents”, you are becoming also a client of many middlemen, who will be assisting for your application. You will most probably even become our client, as we will ultimately do the job in Lisbon. So why don’t you save yourself all the money and hassle? Think about it…

More about the benefits of the Portuguese residence permit and citizenship

Choice of residence

When it comes to choice of residence, having the right citizenship is vital. Here is where the unique structure of the European Union really shines. All EU citizens can reside in any EU member state without any limitations. With EU passport1, one can settle in any EU country, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland as well as in many EU overseas territories. This makes more than 30 countries to choose from – if you are fortunate enough to be EU citizen.

1 All passports issues by EU member states are considered to be EU passports. These are the passports issued by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

Visa-free travel

Only about 10% of the world population can travel freely (visa-free) to most countries worldwide. For all the rest, international travel always comes with certain degree of uncertainty (because visa must be obtained in advance).

With Portuguese passport one can live without any restrictions in all EU member states, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland. The passport allows visa-free travel to huge number of other countries, including the USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, etc.

EU citizenship by investment – the ultimate solution

Obtaining Portuguese (EU) passport through the Golden Visa program.

Citizenship of the European Union provides more freedom than any other citizenship in the world. No other passport allows its holder to travel visa-free and to reside in 30+ countries.

Unfortunately however, EU citizenship is hard to get if you aren’t born as EU citizen.

Here is where our expertise matters most. We are assisting high-net-worth individuals to obtain EU citizenship by investment. The procedures to obtain EU investment citizenship become more complicated by the day. Currently, there are only two EU countries that have legitimate citizenship by investment programs: Bulgaria and Malta. Unfortunately, their programs are virtually stalled under enormous pressure from the European Commission.